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What is the purpose of a thoroughfare plan?

The Plainfield Thoroughfare Plan is a transportation planning tool which provides community leaders with guidance on creating a transportation system which will support the community’s future needs.  The plan is not a traffic study intended to address immediate traffic concerns.  Rather, it is a guiding document which establishes goals, policies and recommendations regarding the development of a safe, efficient and balanced transportation system throughout Plainfield.  The plan identifies future roadway design standards and establishes the proposed right-of-way for existing and proposed streets.